Rice Krispy Treats Recipe

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Rice Cereal Treat Recipe For Sculpted Cakes And Toppers

This is my recipe for making rice cereal treats for toppers and for sculpted cakes. The main difference between this recipe and a regular rice cereal treat recipe is that it doesn’t have any butter and it has chocolate added to it. Butter makes RKT too soft and not ideal for sculpted cakes. The additional chocolate helps keep the RKT nice and solid so they don’t pull away from the structure. 

Make sure that when you are applying RKT to a structure you have a base of melted marshmallows on the structure or your RKT will fall off. Also remember to let your RKT mixture cool for 10 minutes until it can hold it’s shape before attaching to the structure. Wrap the RKT well and let cool fully before attempting to carve. 

Rice Krispy Treats
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Rice Krispy Treats (RKT)

One of the foundational tools of 3D cake sculpting, rice krispy treats are essential to getting shapes and forms that simply can't be achieved with traditional cake sculpting. After trying and testing several recipes over the course of my career, this recipe is my go-to for getting the job done right the first time. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword RCT, rice cereal treats, rice krispy treats, RKT, sculpting, Structure
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 lb
Calories 1811 kcal
Author Elizabeth Marek



  • 8 oz Marshmallows
  • 8 oz Rice cereal
  • 2.5 oz Melted chocolate melties work best
  • Small amount Vegetable shortening
  • Plastic wrap



  1. Put marshmallows into microwave-safe bowl and melt in microwave for 1 minute on high. Check marhsmallows and mix with a spoon and then put back into the microwave for 30 seconds, checking every time and mixing until completely melted.

  2. Melt chocolate over a double-boiler on the stove or in the microwave. Microwave chocolate for 30 seconds and stir 2 times, then microwave for 15 seconds at a time, stirring every time and checking until completely melted. Don't over-heat, if chocolate gets heated for too long it will burn.

  3. Add rice cereal and melted chocolate to marshmallows. Mix until evenly coated. 

  4. Let set 5-10 minutes before handling.

Nutrition Facts
Rice Krispy Treats (RKT)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1811 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Sodium 199mg8%
Potassium 389mg11%
Carbohydrates 409g136%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 153g170%
Protein 21g42%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 8.2mg46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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